Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 230 220
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 -63
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 389 396 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 1.38% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 4.96% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 303 347 477
South East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.13% - +3.90%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,666 7,979 11,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.11% 27.77% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,956 6,476 9,140
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +64 163 £48,514 +10.26% 10
Berkshire +68 142 £60,000 +26.32%
Surrey -14 100 £40,000 +3.23% 10
Hampshire -12 75 £40,000 - 4
West Sussex -3 21 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Kent -26 20 £33,750 +3.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £45,000 +7.14% 6
East Sussex -7 8 £68,500 +138.26% 1
Oxfordshire -4 4 £50,000 +14.29% 4
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 286 (73.52%) Microsoft
3 227 (58.35%) Active Directory
4 213 (54.76%) Windows
5 172 (44.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 161 (41.39%) VMware
7 150 (38.56%) ITIL
8 148 (38.05%) Office 365
9 132 (33.93%) Windows Server
10 122 (31.36%) MCSA
11 102 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 101 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 96 (24.68%) Degree
14 82 (21.08%) SQL Server
15 79 (20.31%) Cisco
16 78 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
17 75 (19.28%) Microsoft Office
18 69 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
19 67 (17.22%) MCP
20 66 (16.97%) Hyper-V
20 66 (16.97%) Windows Server 2008
21 65 (16.71%) MS Exchange
22 64 (16.45%) CCNA
22 64 (16.45%) MCITP
23 61 (15.68%) Windows 7
23 61 (15.68%) Project Management
24 59 (15.17%) Firewall
25 58 (14.91%) Windows 10
26 53 (13.62%) SCCM
27 52 (13.37%) Problem-Solving

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 32 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (5.14%) IIS
4 13 (3.34%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.77%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 75 (19.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 172 (44.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (38.05%) Office 365
3 78 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (11.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (6.43%) SaaS
6 23 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (4.88%) Amazon EMR
7 19 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
7 19 (4.88%) Amazon S3
7 19 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
7 19 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (4.88%) Serverless
8 16 (4.11%) PaaS
9 11 (2.83%) IaaS
9 11 (2.83%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) GitHub
10 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 59 (15.17%) Firewall
2 49 (12.60%) DNS
3 48 (12.34%) WAN
4 42 (10.80%) Network Security
5 41 (10.54%) LAN
6 40 (10.28%) DHCP
7 34 (8.74%) TCP/IP
8 30 (7.71%) SAN
9 22 (5.66%) VPN
10 11 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (2.83%) Wireless
11 10 (2.57%) VLAN
11 10 (2.57%) VoIP
12 9 (2.31%) Skype
13 8 (2.06%) Internet
13 8 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.29%) Cisco PIX
14 5 (1.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.17%) RDBMS
2 24 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
3 19 (4.88%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.06%) Power BI
6 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.03%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.51%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 22 (5.66%) Retail
2 18 (4.63%) Publishing
3 17 (4.37%) Finance
4 14 (3.60%) Legal
5 10 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.31%) Advertising
7 6 (1.54%) Marketing
8 3 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (16.97%) Architect
2 59 (15.17%) IT Support
3 57 (14.65%) Support Engineer
4 52 (13.37%) Analyst
5 45 (11.57%) Cloud Architect
6 42 (10.80%) IT Engineer
7 34 (8.74%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (7.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 26 (6.68%) Lead Architect
10 25 (6.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 25 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (6.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 25 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (5.91%) Administrator
12 21 (5.40%) Consultant
12 21 (5.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 20 (5.14%) Support Analyst
13 20 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (4.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.94%) Web Services
2 18 (4.63%) Middleware
2 18 (4.63%) OAuth
2 18 (4.63%) SAML
3 16 (4.11%) .NET
4 14 (3.60%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.60%) JSON
5 12 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.51%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) LDAP
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.23%) Computer Science
2 31 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.71%) Data Centre
4 27 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (5.66%) CESG
6 12 (3.08%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.08%) NHS
7 11 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.83%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.57%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.06%) Clustering
10 5 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) Replication
12 3 (0.77%) iPad
12 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.51%) AS400
13 2 (0.51%) CCTV
13 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 213 (54.76%) Windows
2 132 (33.93%) Windows Server
3 101 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (16.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (15.68%) Windows 7
6 58 (14.91%) Windows 10
7 31 (7.97%) Windows 8
8 27 (6.94%) Linux
9 7 (1.80%) Unix
10 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (38.56%) ITIL
2 61 (15.68%) Project Management
3 52 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (11.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 44 (11.31%) Presales
6 40 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (10.28%) PRINCE2
7 36 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 34 (8.74%) ITIL V3
9 31 (7.97%) Problem Management
10 30 (7.71%) Decision-Making
10 30 (7.71%) Strategic Thinking
10 30 (7.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 28 (7.20%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.94%) Workflow
13 26 (6.68%) Incident Management
14 25 (6.43%) Migration
15 24 (6.17%) Customer Requirements
16 23 (5.91%) Logistics
17 21 (5.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.11%) SQL
2 29 (7.46%) Python
3 26 (6.68%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.86%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.34%) Java
5 13 (3.34%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.08%) Scala
7 7 (1.80%) C
8 5 (1.29%) VBA
9 4 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.77%) C#
11 2 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (31.36%) MCSA
3 96 (24.68%) Degree
4 69 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (17.22%) MCP
6 64 (16.45%) CCNA
6 64 (16.45%) MCITP
7 50 (12.85%) Security Cleared
8 45 (11.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (6.68%) CCNP
11 23 (5.91%) A+ Certification
11 23 (5.91%) SC Cleared
12 17 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (3.86%) MCTS
15 13 (3.34%) MCSD
16 11 (2.83%) VCP5
17 10 (2.57%) VCP6
18 8 (2.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.31%) SLA
2 24 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (5.40%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.34%) GDPR
5 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.77%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.51%) COBIT
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 227 (58.35%) Active Directory
2 102 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (16.97%) Hyper-V
4 39 (10.03%) vSphere
5 22 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.80%) Firmware
7 6 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (1.54%) UAG
7 6 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.54%) XenApp
8 5 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.03%) vCloud
10 3 (0.77%) Docker
10 3 (0.77%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.51%) HDFS
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 53 (13.62%) SCCM
2 17 (4.37%) Ansible
3 9 (2.31%) SCOM
4 6 (1.54%) SCSM
5 4 (1.03%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.77%) WSUS
7 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.26%) vMotion
8 1 (0.26%) vRealize
8 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 286 (73.52%) Microsoft
2 161 (41.39%) VMware
3 79 (20.31%) Cisco
4 50 (12.85%) HP
5 37 (9.51%) Citrix
6 20 (5.14%) Dell
6 20 (5.14%) Oracle
7 13 (3.34%) Apple
8 11 (2.83%) Intel
9 10 (2.57%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.31%) IBM
11 8 (2.06%) Sophos
12 7 (1.80%) NetApp
12 7 (1.80%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.54%) Juniper
14 5 (1.29%) NETGEAR
15 4 (1.03%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.03%) SonicWALL
15 4 (1.03%) Veeam